Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
115 registered (36251, ando, andres_1001, Aleksandre, 26 invisible), 1503 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#135560 - 02/02/03 09:34 AM After NAMM, what then?
Jolly Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/20/01
Posts: 14058
Loc: Louisiana
If I understand the atmosphere at NAMM correctly, it's too hard to really test drive a piano, or piano line, and make a decision on whether to cary the line.

So dealers go to see what's new, and who's got something they may be interested in. Also, to renew old acquaintenances, and get a general overview of the music business.

If a dealer is at NAMM, and sees a line he may be interested in, when does he play, or test drive the piano to make a business decision?

Or does one carry a line based on a cursory examination at the trade show, and the advice of business associates?
_________________________
www.coffee-room.com

Over 1,000,000 posts where pianists discuss everything. And nothing.

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#135561 - 02/02/03 11:20 AM Re: After NAMM, what then?
Steve Cohen Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 10716
Loc: Maryland/DC/No. VA
I depends on the line and the dealer. An "off-brand" line distributor will often send a few samples to an established dealer for evaluation. A main-line company can be purchased on its reputation.
_________________________
Piano Industry Consultant- http://www.linkedin.com/pub/steve-cohen/6/b92/b80

Consultant & Contributing Editor - Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer

Jasons Music
Maryland/DC/No. VA
Since 1937.

www.jasonsmusic.com
My postings, unless stated otherwise, are my personal opinions, not those of my clients.

Top
#135562 - 02/02/03 03:14 PM Re: After NAMM, what then?
KlavierBauer Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/06/02
Posts: 3773
Loc: Boulder, Colorado
Some dealers also hand pick instruments. I don't know how much this happens in the mid-range, but is fairly common in the high end pianos.

NAMM can be a great place to pick up deals on pianos you already carry, or to check out new pianos. There can be a lot to "checking out" a piano besides how it plays. Sometimes you have to crawl under the things and get dirty, but there's plenty to look at under there.

I don't know this to be true, but I would venture to say that a dealer probably has a pretty good idea about new lines he may be interested in before he goes to NAMM. Seeing the pianos on the floor at NAMM might just be the icing on the cake.

And while NAMM isn't the best environment for playing a piano, you can get a pretty good sense about a piano's potential by playing it there.

KlavierBauer
_________________________
Outlive Yourself - Become an Organ Donor

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World 
What's Hot!!

--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(ad)
Hammond A100 for Sale!
(Think B3)
Hammond A100 for sale!
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad 125)
Sweetwater Korg Giveaway
Sweetwater Korg Kronos Giveaway
(ads)
PD - WNG - MH
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tours
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Recital expectations
by chasingrainbows
19 minutes 8 seconds ago
Replacing Genuine Ivory Keytops
by Keelan Taylor
Today at 05:19 PM
Computer software
by Phillsmit3
Today at 04:40 PM
Can anyone tell me the name of this piece?
by Aleksandre
Today at 04:14 PM
Attending advanced recital: Inspirational or demoralizing?
by INBoston
Today at 03:51 PM
Forum Stats
83,445 Registered Members
44 Forums
172,276 Topics
2,519,471 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission